May 12, 2009 Subject:
The amazingly thorough bibliographical dictionary of the scholars of Hind (India), compiled by the erudite historian and linguist, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Husayni al-Laknawi, the father of Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi, is now available online.
The book has been published by Dar Ibn Hazm under the title: al-I’lam bi man fi Tarikh al-Hind min al-A’lam and was published in eight parts in three large volumes.
Other editions exist out there which have been published with more volumes. An appendixed completion (takmilah) of the book was added by the author’s son, Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi.